It’s a cool evening, and the sun seems to have a few hours allocated to Kampala. I am standing on a street corner, lazily watching the group of men offloading a cargo trailer opposite. But then a kid appears, ducking under a parked car to pick up a run-over water bottle
Archive for June, 2012
The recent political crisis in the previously stable and democratic country of Mali has not received the same level of media attention as the current conflicts between Sudan and South Sudan. Mali’s crises, however, carry the risks of becoming a significant disruption in the otherwise rapidly growing Western African region.
Originally posted on the GetMilkshake website, Katy Kelleher interviews Anne Wells, an Africa.com contributor and founder of UNITE the World Wtih Africa, about a new program, UNITE Tours.
Mohamed Morsi, the candidate from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood party, has been declared the winner of the country’s presidential run-off election, narrowly defeating former prime minister and general Ahmed Shafik.
Forty-four African entrepreneurs will travel to Washington D.C. on June 21 to compete for a pool of grant money in the second Africa Diaspora Marketplace (ADM II), hosted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Western Union Company.
Every year, the Vital Voices Global Partnership awards African female activists with leadership awards for outstanding work within their communities. At the 11th annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards in Washington D.C., the NGO honored women from Liberia, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt for empowering women within their communities in Africa.
Telem was founded in January 2011 by a diverse group of internationals from different professions to meet a need. These individuals were brought together by an affection of the African cultural heritage and a sense of appreciation of how it integrates with other cultures.
While most travellers already think of Ghana as pretty far off their radars, anyone in Ghana knows it is possible to stray even farther from the beaten path. Located in the northern part of the country’s Volta region, for example, right on the border of Togo, is Kyabobo National Park, one of the more remote places.